Breast Surgery

Visualizing Breast Tumor Placement and Extent

Tumor-to-Breast Volume Ratio: Supporting the decision for a partial breast resection through the visualization of tumor-to-breast volume ratio and the response to a neoadjuvant treatment² (case report – Research Use Only)

Features

Immersive visualization of tumors, vessels, lymph nodes, perforating arteries

Precise quadrant localization

Measurements in 3D and in VR: tumor volumes, nipple-to-chest wall distance

Potential Use and Benefits of Our Future Medical Solution

Surgical Decision Tool

Assess necessity of surgical treatment, partial vs total mastectomy², oncoplasty

Surgical Planning

DIEP, oncoplasty

Rapid Surgical
Preparation

Therapeutic
De-escalation

Less
Recurrences

4X

MRI analysis and surgical strategy assessment¹

Informs conservative vs radical treatment decision²

25%

Improvement in MRI analysis accuracy¹

Clinical Evidence

Breast magnetic resonance image analysis for surgeons using virtual reality: a comparative study

The aim of this study was to compare the speed and accuracy of surgeons using a virtual reality (VR) visualization tool versus standard image slice-based visualization tools for the the analysis of breast magnetic resonance images (MRIs).

 

Partial breast resection for multifocal lower quadrant breast tumour using virtual reality

With the aid of a virtual reality (VR) software, we report the ability to rapidly confirm and secure and indication for partial surgery of multiple lesions in a 31-year old patient.

Testimonial

Sources:

1

El Beheiry, M., Gaillard, T., Girard, N., Darrigues, L., Osdoit, M., Feron, J., Sabaila, A., Laas, E., Fourchotte, V., Laki, F., Lecuru, F., Couturaud, B., Binder, J., Masson, J., Reyal, F. and Malhaire, C., 2021. Breast Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis for Surgeons Using Virtual Reality: A Comparative Study. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, (5), pp.1127-1133. (76% of the surgeons selected the right breast quadrants with VR compared to 51% with 2D visualization)

2

Laas, E., El Beheiry, M., Masson, J. and Malhaire, C., 2021. Partial breast resection for multifocal lower quadrant breast tumour using virtual reality. BMJ Case Reports, 14(3), p.e241608.